As we all know the PVR8000T firmware can be updated by OTA or via an RS232 link from a PC. With the 7 day EPG now available at many transmitters across the country, it is a good time to update to the latest firmware so that the EPG works on your box. The OTA for this is expected late August according to Humax, if you want the functionality sooner then the PC/RS232 path is the only way. For reasons known only to themselves, Humax have chosen to use a weird connector on the PVR8000T which prevents use of a standard 9 pin D type RS232 crossover cable to do the update. Users have reported that an adaptor cable is available from Humax, but the RS232 crossover cable still has to be acquired. If you fancy a (very minor) challenge, why not make your own cable. The key to this exercise is getting hold of the 3 pin mini din plug, which is not absolutely standard. I bought my parts from CPC in Preston (www.cpc.co.uk) but most electronic parts suppliers should have them as well (note: Maplin have discontinued 3 pin mini Din plugs). You will need: 3 pin mini Din plug CPC PNo CN00632 9 pin submin D type socket CPC PNo CN00804 9 pin submin D type socket hood CPC PNo CN06052 The cable type is not critical for this application. I used: 4 core alarm cable CPC PNo CBBR3039 The cost of the parts comes to less than £3. Connect the plugs and cable as shown in the wiring diagram. While you have the Din plug apart, carefully remove the plastic guide pin located in the centre of the plug, the standard size is wider than the hole in the Humax Din socket, but it is not really neccessary. Download the update software and the actual update file from HSCA. Connect up your PC and PVR (keep the pvr off), run the update software, locate the update file and turn on the PVR; the rest is automatic. My PVR is an early example with the 06 loader but updated without any problems. The 7 day epg seems to be fully working after the update. Late models will not need this update if they have the pgttf10011 firmware already installed. N.B You do this at your own risk, no responsibility will be accepted for any problems or damage resulting from following the above instructions.